March 28, 2020

Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA, joins other faith-based leaders in promoting the census during 2020 Census Faith Communities Weekend of Action

This weekend, March 27-29, is the 2020 Census Faith Communities Weekend of Action. Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, shared a video message about the importance of the census and the vital role faith leaders can play in sharing information about the 2020 Census with congregants, members and community this weekend and beyond - and encourage them to respond to the 2020 Census now. [More]
March 27, 2020

Regina Health Center resident helps the homeless during COVID-19 pandemic

The St. Paschal Baylon Helping Hands Ministry has never missed a weekly delivery of meals and supplies to the homeless in Cleveland since it was founded by Regina Health Center resident Deacon Joseph Bourgeois, SSS, in 2008—and that even includes Christmas day. While the COVID-19 pandemic has shut much of the state down, it hasn’t shut down the urgent needs of the homeless. Deacon Joe has been hard at work from his room at Regina Health Center helping the homeless and serving as an example of everyone doing their part and serving others during this uncertain time. [More]
March 24, 2020

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood provides update on support resources for Central neighborhood residents

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood has provided an update about support resources available in Cleveland's Central neighborhood and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as links to online activities for families with children. [More]
March 23, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland issues a response on COVID-19

To support its partners, grantees and neighbors at the front lines of this crisis, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is taking several steps to ensure flexible funding within the Northeast Ohio community. These steps allow the foundation to respond to requests that encourage collaboration and basic needs support for those most vulnerable – especially in the areas of homelessness, Catholic sisters and Cleveland's Central neighborhood. [More]
March 22, 2020

A prayer and reflection for the fourth week of Lent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following prayer and reflection for the fourth week of Lent. [More]
March 19, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland joins philanthropic community in creating $3.95 million Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has joined 18 organizations in creating the $3.95 million Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, which will soon distribute grants to nonprofit organizations serving on the front lines of the pandemic throughout Greater Cleveland. The foundation and other funding partners are urging other foundations, corporate entities, individual donors and other organizations to contribute to the fund via ClevelandFoundation.org/Response. [More]
March 19, 2020

Health system shares concerns with Catholic Health World about Medicaid block grant proposal

While federal officials are pitching their proposal to offer block grants for Medicaid expansion funding as a way to give states more flexibility over their health care programs and expenses, the Catholic Health Association of the United States fears the change will ultimately mean less care and for fewer people. Heather Stoll, vice president of external affairs for the Sisters of Charity Health System, told Catholic Health World, the association's publication, that the health system shares the concerns that the new block grant proposal could be the start of a wave of changes that erodes the safety net provided to low-income individuals and families by Medicaid. [More]
March 18, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina response to COVID-19

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is encouraging everyone to continue to financially support organizations as they deal with higher volumes due to school closings, lack of childcare, potential job losses and a myriad of other reasons, including unpredictable health challenges. [More]
March 15, 2020

A prayer and reflection for the third week of Lent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following prayer and reflection for the third week of Lent. [More]
March 13, 2020

Mercy Medical Center first in Ohio to offer new robot-controlled waterjet treatment for patients suffering from enlarged prostate symptoms

Mercy Medical Center announced there is new hope for men in Stark, Tuscarawas and surrounding counties who suffer from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) as a result of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate. The new treatment, called Aquablation® therapy, is performed by the AQUABEAM® System which uses a robot-controlled waterjet to remove the enlarged prostate tissue. Mercy Medical Center is currently the only hospital in Ohio to offer this new treatment. [More]

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